TRUMP WHITE HOUSE WEIGHING PLANS FOR PRIVATE SPIES TO COUNTER “DEEP STATE” ENEMIES
“Pompeo can’t trust the CIA bureaucracy, so we need to create this thing that reports just directly to him,” said a former senior U.S. intelligence official with firsthand knowledge of the proposals, in describing White House discussions. “It is a direct-action arm, totally off the books,” this person said, meaning the intelligence collected would not be shared with the rest of the CIA or the larger intelligence community. “The whole point is this is supposed to report to the president and Pompeo directly.”Sounds like meme-warriors could sign on for the last bit.
Oliver North, who appears frequently on Trump’s favorite TV network, Fox News, was enlisted to help sell the effort to the administration. He was the “ideological leader” brought in to lend credibility, said the former senior intelligence official.
Some of the individuals involved with the proposals secretly met with major Trump donors asking them to help finance operations before any official contracts were signed.
The proposals would utilize an army of spies with no official cover in several countries deemed “denied areas” for current American intelligence personnel, including North Korea and Iran. The White House has also considered creating a new global rendition unit meant to capture terrorist suspects around the world, as well as a propaganda campaign in the Middle East and Europe to combat Islamic extremism and Iran.
Nations and leaders seldom choose decline. They deal with various symptoms of a deeper, underlying problem, and their short-term actions eventually become part of the next step lower. Rome's temporary dictatorship eventually became permanent. In the U.S., the Deep State runs the American government. The "resistance" within the bureaucracy is the Deep/Permanent State revealing it has grown far apart from the public and will no longer submit to the will of the people. Therefore, the President will begin operating outside the control of this bureaucracy. Trump's move is logical.
An Anti-State Department will undermine the State Department. A Distributed Intelligence Network will counteract the Central Intelligence Agency. Trump's retweets of anti-Islamic propaganda videos is exactly what a private spy network would be engaged in when it comes to propaganda. The State Department controlled governments in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Germany will put out pro-Islamic propaganda, the Anti-State Department will counteract it. The State Department tries to undermine the Hungarian government, the Anti-State Department will support it.
Since it has an ideological component, a private spy network will likely exist separately from USG beyond the Trump presidency. The network won't become the Imperial President's tool, but a Shadow Government that the next right-wing President could tap. In a good outcome, the network is eventually merged with the Deep State and harmony is restored. Or USG is eventually infiltrated, with future presidents expediting the careers of the Shadow State.
A private spy network is to the CIA as Bitcoin is to the U.S. Dollar. Power is being redistributed from large, centralized states to decentralized groups. When Great Powers are allied, such as the United States and Russia in Syria, a decentralized state such as ISIS will be crushed. Where they are in opposition, they will undermine each other using non-state actors.